Mothers Quotes

Lailah Gifty Akita

We come into the world through a man and a woman. But life blessings us with
We come into the world through a man and a woman. But life blessings us with many fathers and mothers.

Martha Gellhorn

I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his
I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother.

Jodi Picoult

My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel.
My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her.

Kristin Hannah

As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong. She is the beating of my heart. I cannot now imagine a life without her.

Erma Bombeck

When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.

Joan C. Williams

The ideal-worker standard and norm of work devotion push mothers to the margins of economic life. And a society that marginalizes its mothers impoverishes its children. That is why the paradigmatic poor family in the United States is a single mother and her child.

Rivera Sun

The woman looked out at the madness of the world and dared to hope. Her eyes were burning coals of stars.

Calvin Trillin

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.

Ambrose Bierce

Sweater, n. Garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.

Stephen Fry

My first words, as I was being born [...] I looked up at my mother and said, 'that's the last time I'm going up one of those.

Erma Bombeck

Everyone is guilty at one time or another of throwing out questions that beg to be ignored, but mothers seem to have a market on the supply. "Do you want a spanking or do you want to go to bed?" Don't you want to save some of the pizza for your brother?" Wasn't there any change?

Amy Sedaris

My mother always said 'Don't bother other people.' I think that's good advice.

Margaret Dilloway

Mothers were the only ones you could depend on to tell the whole, unvarnished truth.

Diane Samuels

Cheer up and give them out there a good reason to be happy.

Jodi Picoult

I always wondered why God was supposed to be a father," she whispers. Fathers always want you to measure up to something. Mothers are the ones who love you unconditionally, don't you think?


A mother’s love: the sacred relationship of affording a nanny so as to be tolerated as a granny.

G. Willow Wilson

How dense and literal it is. I thought it had a much more sophisticated brain."
"Your mother is dense," Alif said wearily.
"My mother was an errant crest of sea foam. But that is neither here nor there.

P.G. Wodehouse

It went automatically to a heavy-weight mother with beetling eyebrows who looked as if she had just come from doing a spot of knitting at the foot of the guillotine.

Sara Sheridan

I'm not sure how much easier it is for a mother to balance her life now - have we simply swapped one set of restrictions for another?

Alice Hoffman

Even as a small child, I understood that woman had secrets, and that some of these were only to be told to daughters. In this way we were bound together for eternity.

Shelly Mazzanoble

Mothers are like dungeons. Some really stink and you'll do anything to avoid them. And some are lush sanctuaries filled with gold, jewels, and butterscotch schnapps-spiked Nestle Nesquik.

Shannon Celebi

She also understood there was a hole in her heart where her son should be, that she was a wicked, selfish woman for wishing him back.

Kelley Armstrong

Some women just aren’t cut out to be mothers, and unfortunately it had taken Susanna three kids to realize she was one of them.

Diana Mankin Phelps

I became a marine mom with the signing of a paper, but it would take a phone call, late one night, for me to fully absorb the impact this new title would have on my life.

Lloyd DeMause

Whenever a group produces murderers, the early parental relationship must have been abusive and neglectful. Yet this elementary truth has not even begun to be considered in historical research; just stating that poor mothering lies behind wars seems blasphemous.

Billy Joel

And it was dark
So dark at night
And we held on to each other
Like brother to brother
We promised our mothers we'd write
And we would all go down together

Amit Kalantri

People who lost their mother should be careful about committing crime, because probably no one else is praying to save you.

Darnell Lamont Walker

What their scorned, over-fucked mothers never teach them is this: men can be hurt, too.

Kristin Hannah

A daughter without her mother is a woman broken. It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones.

Erma Bombeck

No one ever died from sleeping in an unmade bed. I have known mothers who remake the bed after their children do it because there is wrinkle in the spread or the blanket is on crooked. This is sick.

Peter Abrahams

Mom had the kind of love for her that you could feel, like it was part of the atmosphere

Gail Tsukiyama

Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There's no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.

Frank A. Oski

Imagine that the world had created a new 'dream product' to feed and immunize everyone born on earth. Imagine also that it was available everywhere, required no storage or delivery, and helped mothers plan their families and reduce the risk of cancer. Then imagine that the world refused to use it.

A.E. Coppard

Mothers are inscrutable beings to their sons, always. ("The Higgler")

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Because it is the lot of mothers to remember what no one else cares to, Mrs. Dutta thinks. To tell them over and over until they are lodged, perforce, in family lore. We are the keepers of the heart's dusty corners.

Kate Gosselin

Leah: I want those gubs Mommy.
Kate: They're not 'gubs' they're 'gloves'
Aaden and Leah try and say gloves
Leah: Gloves!
Kate: Good job!
Aaden: Gubs!
Kate: No

Matovu Jonathans Eriah

Sometimes am so worried,i complain to God that He's not been listening to my prayers,and then my son comes and says,"hey dad,why are you not mom?"ilook at him and say,'ve already answered my prayers with the best..who knows whats on the way for me?.

Randy Susan Meyers

In the end, Mothers are always right. No one else tells the truth.

V.C. Andrews

I love you,” was his reply. “I make myself keep on loving you, despite what you do. I've got to love you. We all have to love you, and believe in
you, and think you are looking out for our best interests. But look at us, Momma, and really see us.

Wm. Paul Young

Nan is the mortar that holds the tiles of their family together.

Stewart O'Nan

I'm sorry you don't like coming back here," her mother often said, to cap whatever petty dust-up they'd had. How could Emily explain: it wasn't her mother or Kersey she'd disowned, but her earlier self, that strange, ungrateful girl who strove to be first at everything and threw tantrums when she failed.

Ben Fountain

Not that she means anything by it, he knows. This is simply her lifelong habit of moderation at work, her need to tamp everything down to the routine, the modest, the tepid everyday. He understands the whole concept of boundaries, but there’s a point where this mania for normalizing turns toxic.

Karen Brown

Sadie heard her inside cleaning up the kitchen and wondered what dreams Betty's mother had for herself, if all mothers had them, bottled up beneath their mother exteriors.

Raquel Cepeda

If it weren’t for her setting me free, I may still be a caged bird today, holding my own daughter captive on a shit-laden perch.

Dan George

My mother had a kindness
that embraced all life.
She knew her place well
and was comfortable in giving everything she had.

This is the tradition of native women.

Jodi Picoult

I wonder if other mothers feel a tug at their insides, watching their children grow up into the people they themselves wanted so badly to be.

Nick Hornby

That was his mother. When she wasn't crying over the breakfast cereal, she was laughing about killing herself.

Jodi Picoult

Sometimes, mothers say and do things that seem like they don't want their kids... but when you look more closely, you realize that they're doing those kids a favor. They're just trying to give them a better life.

Louisa May Alcott

…she rejoiced as only mothers can in the good fortunes of their children.

Louisa May Alcott

I think this power of living in our children is one of the sweetest things in the world…

Franny Billingsley

I have a theory about how she might have managed to pull off such a feat. It comes in the form of an equation: Love + Fear = Herculean Strength. It’s how mothers come to fling runaway motorcars from their children.

Miya Yamanouchi

Exactly what are you wanting to teach your children? -How to love and care for themselves, or how to neglect and abandon themselves? Self-sarifice is NOT setting a good example.

Toni Morrison

The best thing she was, was her children.

Gerald Durrell

It's all your fault, Mother,' said Larry austerely; 'you shouldn't have brought us up to be so selfish.' 'I like that!' exclaimed Mother. 'I never did anything of the sort!' 'Well, we didn't get as selfish as this without some guidance,' said Larry.

Jojo Moyes

The only thing Jess really cared about were those two children and letting them know they were okay. Because even if the whole world was throwing rocks at you, if you had your mother at your back, you'd be okay. Some deep-rooted part of you would know you were loved. That you deserved to be loved.

Gloria Furman

Because of the gospel - the news about what Jesus did on the cross to save sinners - mothers who make Christ their treasure can rejoice in their work as God works in them.

Andrew Galasetti

Mamas are always crying about how one day they see you as a baby, and the next morning, they see you growed up.

Mandy Hale

Single moms: You are a doctor, a teacher, a nurse, a maid, a cook, a referee, a heroine, a provider, a defender, a protector, a true Superwoman. Wear your cape proudly.

Kifah Shah

We gotta start teaching our daughters to be somebodies instead of somebody's.

Brandon Kelly

...take down your baby bump photos from Facebook, take down pictures of your kids too. It is your job to protect your children and not parade them around like little circus freaks or glorified mini-you’s.

Sandra Chami Kassis

Yes it's true, you wake the child inside of you up because you're a Mom!

Lailah Gifty Akita

We are God's chosen people.
We are God's treasured possession.
Let us rise in mighty strength to possess our rightful places as God's children.

Mabel Hale

Mothers possess a power beyond that of a king on his throne.

Kristina Riggle

We all have the best laid plans for our children, and they go and ruin it all by growing up any way they want to. What the hell was it all for, then? (Real Life and Liars)

Lea Carpenter

Anyone who met him today would say, *Soldier. Fighter.* They would want him on their team. As a mother she was willing to engage in pride over fear and to admit the possibility that his sacrifice was hers, too. His sacrifice was something she had been able to give her country.

Elizabeth Strout

You just stood up to your mother.... I should think now you could take on the world.

Lailah Gifty Akita

The birth of a child is supernatural spiritual event.

Zora Neale Hurston

And I can't die easy thinking maybe the menfolks white or black is making a spit cup out of you. Have some sympathy for me. Put me down easy, Janie, I'm a cracked plate.

Neil Gaiman

How do I know you'll keep your word?" asked Coraline.
"I swear it," said the other mother. "I swear it on my own mother's grave."
"Does she have a grave?" asked Coraline.
"Oh yes," said the other mother. "I put her in there myself. And when I found her trying to crawl out, I put her back.

Marie Kondo

Marathon tidying produces a heap of garbage. At this stage, the one disaster that can wreak more havoc than an earthquake is the entrance of that recycling expert who goes by the alias of "mother.

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